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Pocket Full of Posies Birthday Card

What girl wouldn't love a colorful bouquet of flowers on her birthday, especially with a heartfelt secret birthday greeting tucked inside.

  1. Cut two pieces of patterned cardstock in the shape of a flowerpot. With wrong sides together, glue the side and bottom edges to form a pocket.
  2. Cut two rectangular strips of colored cardstock to make the flowerpot rim. Use decorative-edge scissors and a small hole punch to create the scalloped bottom edge. Adhere one piece to each side of the flowerpot, making sure not to close the pocket. Decorate the flowerpot rim with ribbon on both sides and a bow on the front.
  3. Cut a piece of white cardstock narrow enough to slide inside the flowerpot pocket and tall enough to decorate with flowers sticking out above the flowerpot.
  4. Cut or punch flower shapes in multiple sizes, colors, and patterns (or use die cuts) from scrapbooking paper. Arrange the flowers as desired by layering and overlapping the pieces. Adhere the layers and decorate the flower centers using buttons, gems, brads, and other embellishments. Adhere the completed flower bunch to the top of the white cardstock piece.
  5. Write a birthday message, and slip the flower-topped card into the flowerpot.

Editor's Tip: Keep adhesive away from exposed surfaces so the embellished flower tab doesn't stick.

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